Former Caribbean road race champion charged with manslaughter

Marloe Rodman

KINGSTON, Jamaica  – Former Caribbean Elite Road Race champion Marloe Rodman has been charged in connection with the death of a man in a motorcycle collision which occurred in Gordon Pen, St Catherine last week.

According to reports, Rodman was riding his Honda CBR motor vehicle when he lost control of the vehicle and crashed into another motorcyclist, Arnold Gordon, who was seated on his bike at the time.

Gordon  was later pronounced dead at hospital.

Rodman was charged with a series of offences which included manslaughter, operating an unlicensed motor vehicle, operating a motorcycle with no registration, no certificate of fitness, no insurance and no registration plates affixed.

It is alleged that Rodman was doing stunts on the motorcycle along Gordon Boulevard when he lost control of the vehicle.  He is scheduled  to appear in the St Catherine Parish Court where he will answer the charges.

Rodman claimed the Caribbean Elite Road Race title two years ago which marked the first time in 15 years the event, which was held in Barbados, was won by a Jamaican cyclist.